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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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    Nicely done! A lifetime shoe if there ever was one.
     


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    I went TTS, I'm a pretty standard 9.5D (meaning 9D Barrie/Trubalance/Modified Lasts) and I went 9.5 D here. They are not as "fitted" as the 9D Barries, but definitely not too big. A little roomier than my 9D Barrie. Hope that helps.
     


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    Thanks! I have a pair of 8.5 that i'm selling right now, but now i'm thinking maybe they'll be fine and are ultimately a better fit 8 would be.
     


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    Frans Boone.
     


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    Looks great in the side view. The top view (Barrie last and E width) looks alot more "blobby".
    If these were only on the Leydon last and a D width.:nodding:
     


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    Thanks! I just brush and buff vigorously every now and then.
     


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    thank you for the link.

    looking at more pics got me thinking....

    a cigar longwing with exposed brass eyelets would be mighty nice looking

    and I think they'd look great on nearly any type of boot.

    has anyone ever seen such a thing?
     
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    umm....mostly all the boots come w/ exposed eyelets
     


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    exposed brass as shown on the cigar PTB we've been commenting on?
     


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    ahh, well not brass....
     


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    I have no experience with the Alden loafers, but I can say with some certainty that the barrie lasted shoes I have, have ALL felt fairly snug out of the box. After several wears though, each has loosened enough to notice. I don't think the shell "stretches," but the cork base will conform to the shape of your foot giving the feeling of loosening up. I would guess that the 11.5D you have would settle or loosen, but I can't say with any certainty. Has the 11.5E that you normally wear in Aldens, settled/loosened/stretched in your experience? If you haven't noticed this trend with your other Aldens, I wouldn't count on it with the 11.5D.
     


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    Got my first pair of plantation crepe soles in the mail yesterday... perfect for a rainy day in the City That Bleeds!

    [​IMG]
     


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    "Zaza!" (Godfather 3 font), what an idea! I was thinking of selling my Cigar LWB as I have so many cigar shoes now, but I may just take them to a good cobbler and have him add brass eyelets...shouldn't be too difficult a job right?
     


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